Jerry continues to improve and is doing amazingly well. He has had two recent check-ups and received an excellent report from his cardiac surgeon. He was given the OK to drive a week ago Friday and has been driving...alot....too much....if you ask me.
The horse mugging for the camera while she hugs Jerry is my mare, Rock. She cut up her pastern Friday night on some fencing. I wasn't home yet and the cowboy doctored her up. He did a good job describing the injury so with dread I unbandaged her foot yesterday morning and it is bad, but not crippling. So we spent Saturday morning sedating, cleaning, suturing, bandaging, changing pastures and checking fences. She'll require daily bandage changes, twice daily antibiotic injections, pain meds and probably 6-8 weeks of no riding. I hate when our horses are hurt or 'off ' . Plus I'll be out of town for 4 days and Jerry will have to deal with it all. He's good at doctoring the critters, but dang, it's my job after all.
I scheduled 3 weeks at a job out of town. The same place that I was working when I received the calls about Jerry's heart attack. The deal was, I'd go down and Jerry would come along and stay down there with me, recuperating and catching up on computer work and phone calls. It lasted ONE week. The second week he was allowed to drive and insisted on staying home and going to work. Most people would eagerly accept three months off work, this man couldn't wait to get back in the loop again. Of course I worry that he is doing way too much.
The town is 3 1/2 hours south, the fog above is what I drove through to get there last Monday. The fog hung around all week. I left my truck there Friday and to avoid driving in fog, took Amtrak home for the weekend. Tomorrow morning my train leaves to head back south at 6:30 a.m. I'll be gone 4 days. I'd rather be home. I find myself worrying and feeling a kind of dread when I have messages on my cell phone. Probably some minor form of post traumatic stress that I just need to get over.
I couldn't resist posting this picture. It is a 3# 'something' on a scale. It has to do with veterinary surgery and is quite motivational. Any guesses? Sorry this isn't a contest with prizes to award, I am just not that organized, but go ahead and guess.
I'll post about it next time (Di may want to skip that one)